Prior to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was announced that writer-director Rian Johnson would be getting the keys to a trilogy that would explore other areas within the Star Wars universe. However, the news dropped on Tuesday afternoon that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were going to be handled the reign to their own trilogy of films. One of the biggest criticisms of Game of Thrones has…"Why can’t Star Wars Get Women to Write and Direct?"
Last week, film critics and reporters were alerted to The Walt Disney Company’s media blackout of the Los Angeles Times. As a Disney shareholder, I am not pleased that they are preventing a newspaper and their critics/reporters from doing their jobs. I tweeted my disgust as soon as I heard about it: Important to note. I am a @Disney shareholder and I'm not happy about this one but. I'm team @latimes here for a free…"STANDING IN SOLIDARITY: Disney blacks out the Los Angeles Times"
Lucasfilm has announced today that they have parted with director Colin Trevorrow for Star Wars 9. A statement was posted on the Star Wars website: Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more…"Star Wars 9: Lucasfilm, Colin Trevorrow part ways"
NEW UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM Lucasfilm has greenlit an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie to take place in some time period set in the Star Wars universe. What we do know is that Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is in talks to lead the stand-alone story according to The Hollywood Reporter. What we don’t know yet is when in the saga that it will take place. All betting money appears to be the time period between the end…"Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi movie greenlit, time period unknown"
On Saturday, the live-action films from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm were showcased at Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The presentation was hosted by Sean Bailey (President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production), Alan Horn (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios), and Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios). The films being showcased on Saturday included Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and Mary Poppins Returns, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok,…"Disney D23: Live Action, Marvel, and Lucasfilm Presentation"
The Walt Disney Company inducted eleven new members into the Disney Legends club. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted the Disney Legends Award ceremony in Hall D23 on Friday. Carrie Fisher (Film), Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi (Animation), Whoopi Goldberg (Film & Television), Manuel Gonzales (Publishing), Mark Hamill (Film), Wayne Jackson (Imagineering), Jack Kirby (Publishing), Stan Lee (Film & Publishing), Garry Marshall (Film & Television), Julie Taymor (Theatrical) and Oprah Winfrey (Film & Television) were officially presented…"D23: Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, Oprah among 11 new Disney Legend honorees"
On Thursday at the D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave us the first look at the model of the Star Wars-themed lands that are curently being developed at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. The exhibition will be on display at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion throughout the expo. “To say we are excited for the…"D23 Expo 2017: Artwork for Star Wars lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World unveiled"
Jurassic Park was released 24 years ago on June 11, 1993 and this film changed my life as it was the one that set me on a course of wanting a filmmaking career. I still remember the first time I watched the film in 1993 at Showcase Cinemas and how I flinched when the Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared on screen for the first time. To this day, I still find myself either quoting the film or…"Jurassic Park at 24: How Steven Spielberg’s Film Changed My Life"
Looking for Leia, an upcoming Star Wars fangirl documentary, has reached the $25,000 goal of the film’s Kickstarter campaign. With 358 backers, the goal was reached this morning with another 38 hours to go. “I love seeing how much conversation we’re having about issues of access and representation in media, and Looking for Leia is definitely a part of that conversation,” says Annalise Ophelian, Psy.D., producer and director of Looking for Leia. “This is a…"Looking for Leia: Star Wars fangirl documentary reaches Kickstarter goal"
Following the firing of co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the upcoming Han Solo film, Lucasfilm has turned to director Ron Howard to helm the Star Wars film. Lucasfilm announced their decision to hire Howard as the new director today. “At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With…"Star Wars: Ron Howard takes over Han Solo film"